Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : June 18th 2015 Contents B32
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Thursday, June 18, 2015
The Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission
invites applications to fill the permanent position of:
SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
A. Job Summary
The incumbent is required to play a key role in assisting the Director, Corporate Communications, Education
and Information in the implementation of the Commissions' communication strategy. The incumbent will report
to the Director.
• Assists in the development of the communication policy and strategies;
Coordinates the production of internal and external communications, publications and materials in
consultation with the Director;
Prepares, executes and delivers public relations programmes geared towards investor education and
public awareness of the role of the Commission;
Researches and develops speeches, news releases, articles, feature stories, print advertising and all
other written material for the review of the Director;
Edits all communication related matters; Liaises with external advertisers, designers and printing
Monitors the website and assists the Director in the development of additional content;
Assists the Director in the development and implementation of creative and modern media techniques to
increase the reach of the Commission's communiques;
Engages in Media Relations and Protocol for all Commission events including local, regional and
international seminars and workshops;
Develops innovative digital communication strategies in consultation with the Director;
Assists the Director in emergency/crisis communication planning and implementation;
Assists in the planning and coordination of events and local, regional and international seminars and
workshops in conjunction with the Corporate Services Division;
Oversees the production of the monthly internal electronic newsletter;
Ensures that all project timelines are maintained in accordance with project schedules;
Supervises the Communications Officer I and Communications Assistant;
Performs any other related duties as required.
C. Minimum Qualifications, Experience & Knowledge
Bachelor's degree in Marketing /Communications/ Public Relations or related field
5-7 years' experience in a similar position
Postgraduate qualification will be considered an asset
Any other equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
All applications should be forwarded under confidential cover and addressed as follows:
The Chief Executive Officer
Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission
57-59 Dundonald Street
Port of Spain
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications should arrive no later than June 22, 2015
If applying via email, the subject of the email should read as follows:
"Vacancy - Senior Communications Officer"
A racegoer wears an ornate hat on the second day
of the Royal Ascot horse racing meet at Ascot,
England on Wednesday. Royal Ascot is the annual
five day horse race meeting that Britain's Queen
Elizabeth II attends every day of the event.
The government has yet to respond to the Amer-
ican Civil Liberties Union s allegations of discrim-
ination against female filmmakers, but Hollywood
is certainly talking about it.
More than 1,700 industry professionals have signed
a petition supporting the ACLU s call last month for
a federal investigation into Hollywood hiring practices,
ACLU attorney Melissa Goodman said Monday. Celebs
are also discussing the issue on red carpets.
"Obviously we need to create more opportunities.
It s not an even playing field," Nicole Kidman said
Tuesday as she arrived at Women in Film s Crystal
+ Lucy Awards. "By having a dialogue, it helps."
Goodman agrees. While she s optimistic for a
formal response, she s gratified by the informal one
"We have been very excited by... the conversations
this has started," she said. "One of the most amazing
things is just the sheer number of women who have
spoken out about gender bias they ve experienced.
I feel like it s so much more in the public conscious-
ness, which is so important."
In letters to federal and state agencies, including
the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission,
the ACLU cited statistical evidence from various
studies and anecdotal accounts from more than 50
female directors to support its allegations of dis-
crimination. The agencies are not obliged to respond,
though the EEOC has investigated unfair treatment
against women and other minorities in the enter-
tainment industry before.
Actress Kate Mara suspects discrimination could
be at play, based on her experiences.
"I ve been acting for more than half my life and
I could count on one hand the amount of female
directors I ve worked with --- and I ve worked with
countless male directors," she said at the Women in
Film event. "So I don t know. I really hope that
Studies show women represent a tiny percentage
of directors of studio movies, and have for decades.
One study shows women directed four percent of
top-grossing films over a 12-year period ending last
year. Another puts the number around seven percent
for last year. But men and women attend film schools
in equal numbers and are equally likely to have their
work accepted at festivals.
Transparent creator Jill Soloway is keenly aware
of the challenges facing female directors in
Hollywood, and she gets why men keep
hiring men, but she only recently considered
it might be a crime.
"We all write and create things that make
us feel safe, so straight white males are nat-
urally going to write things that make them
the hero, and they are naturally going to
hire their friends who make it easier for
them to tell stories about people like them.
I used to actually believe that that wasn t
illegal," she said at Tuesday s award cere-
mony. "Since the ACLU (action), and over
the past couple years really understanding
what privilege looks like and what inherent
bias looks like, it actually is amoral and it
is illegal to only tell stories about straight
white men and always make them the hero."
She advocates "disrupting and questioning
practices all the way from beginning to end:
Who s acting? Who s writing? Who s pro-
Selma director Ava DuVernay, one of the
Women in Film honorees, said every effort
matters when it comes to diversifying the
"I applaud anyone who is looking into
what the unequal nature of our industry is
and is really deconstructing it to try and
solve it," she said. "So whether it s the ACLU
or artists like myself who are just doing the
work every day, it s all really important."
Increased attention on the issue, and
knowing the government might get involved,
could prompt some to take action, said
actress and The Mindy Project creator Mindy
Kaling in a recent interview.
"I think if it can make employers like me
hire more women---you hope people are
inspired to do it out of excitement to have
different points of view or just to have varied
types of talent working for you---but if you
have to do it out of fear, great. Whatever
it takes," Kaling said. "I do think things like
this are what can spur change." (AP)
Actresses support ACLU call to investigate Hollywood hiring
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